After a superb start to the 2023 Asian Games on Day 1, India began Day 2 on a rousing note, bagging its first gold medal via the men's 10m air rifle team comprising Rudrankksh Patil, Divyansh Panwar and Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar. The team broke the world record in the process, and Aishwary topped it off with an individual bronze. Indian Women's cricket team have clinched gold at the Asian Games 2023 in the Gold medal match. With this, India are now in the top five of the medals tally. The men's 25m rapid fire pistol team followed it up with another bronze to take India's medal tally to 10. Before that, the rowing quartet of Jaswinder Singh, Bheem Singh, Punit Kumar and Ashish won the country's first medal of the day as they clinched bronze in the men's four final, and another quartet of Parminder Singh, Sukhmeet Singh, Jakhar Khan and Satnam Singh clinched bronze in the men's quadruple sculls. Later in the day, the Indian women's cricket team defeated Sri Lanka to add another gold medal to the tally. Monday will also be a busy day for Indian athletes in boxing, swimming and tennis. Naorem Roshibina Devi has guaranteed India of a bronze medal in Wushu. Get 2023 Asian Games highlights here. (Medal Tally | Schedule | Full Coverage)
8:05 pm: Goodbye!
That's the end to the Indian contingent for day 2. See you tomorrow!
7:02 pm - Wushu - Quarter-final
Naorem Roshibina Devi has guaranteed India of a bronze medal in Wushu
6:46 pm - Swimming - Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay
India have finished 7th in Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay - Final.
6:14 pm - Swimming - Men's Event
India's Likith Selvaraj finishes seventh in the 100m breaststroke final by clocking 1:01.62. China's Qin Haiyang wins gold with a games record time of 57.76.
4:42 pm: Chess - Individual Events
In Chess invidual events, Indian women players had a mixed outing. Dronavalli Harika suffered a loss while Koneru Humpy played out a tie. In the men's, Arjun Kumar and Vidit Santosh won their games in the third round of men's individual competition.
4:09 pm - Handball - Women's Group match - IND VS JPN
In the women's group match, India have started their campaign with a defeat to Japan by 41-13.
3:37 pm: Upcoming Events
5:00 pm: Wushu - Sanda Women's 60kg quarterfinal - Roshibina Devi Naorem
5:00 pm: Swimming - Men's 50m Backstroke Final - Srihari Nataraj
5:43 pm: Swimming - Men's 100m Breaststroke Final - Likith Selvaraj
3:35 pm: Rugby - Women's- IND Vs KAZ
In the 7-8 classification match against Kazakhstan, India have scored their first (and only) points.
3:00pm: Women's Handball - IND Vs JPN
The Indian women's handball team began their campaign on a losing note, losing to Japan 13-41 in their group B clash. Menika, who netted four goals, was the sole bright spot for India giving them a fourth minute lead. But thereafter, it was all about Japan as they fired on all cylinders to race to a 21-4 lead after 30 minutes. Japan pumped in 20 more second-half goals to open their campaign with a bang. India will face Hong Kong, while Japan will play Nepal in their next group match Wednesday. Hosts China are the other team in the group. Top two teams will make the semifinals slated to be held on October 3.
2:51pm: Men's Chess
India's Vidit and Arjun defeat Thailand’s Prin and Nguyen of Vietnam, respectively, in the men’s individual round three.
2:42pm: Women's Cricket, Gold Medal Match
India beat Sri Lanka by 19 runs to win gold medal. After posting 116/7, they restricted Sri Lanka to 97/8. Match report check here.
2:16pm: Women's Cricket, Gold Medal Match
India in for a fight. Asking rate rising every slowly. Sri Lanka now need another 43 runs from 30 balls. They are 74/4 in 15 overs. It's going to be thriller.
1:55pm: Women's Cricket, Gold Medal Match
India are in a strong position to win the final. Rattled by Titas Sadhu;s three wickets, Sri Lanka are struggling at 50/4 in ten overs. Target 117.
1:26pm: Women's Judo
Indian judoka Garima Choudhary bowed out after losing in the women's 70kg pre-quarterfinal by Ippon to Ryoko Salinas of the Phillipines. The 23-year-old Salinas knocked down Garima 10-0s1 in just two minutes and two seconds in elimination round. This was Garima's third appearance in the event. She had lost in the repechage round in 2010 while in 2018 (Jakarta) she went down in in the pre-quarter finals.
1:08pm: Women's Cricket, Gold Medal Match - India Post 116/7
The Indian women's cricket team have found the going tough on a tricky pitch, and have ended up with a total of 116/7 in the first innings. They will be banking on their spinners Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Devika Vaidya to bail them out here. Catch all the live updates from the match here.
12:12pm: Tennis, Men's Doubles - Bopanna-Bhambri Knocked Out
In a huge upset and setback for Indian supporters, the top-seeded Indian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Yuki Bhambri has been knocked out of the Asian Games after losing to the Uzbekistan pair of Sergey Fomin and Khumayon Sultanov. There goes a big medal prospect for India.
12:10pm:Women's 3x3 Basketball - India Lose To Uzbekistan
The Indian women’s 3x3 basketball team goes down 14-19 to Uzbekistan in their round robin encounter.
12:04pm: Shooting, Men's 10m Air Rifle Individual Final - Vijayveer Sidhu Finishes Fourth
Vijayveer falls just short of a second medal, as he finishes fourth in the 10m air rifle individual final.
11:54am: Shooting, Men's 10m Air Rifle Individual Final - Vijayveer Sidhu Vying For Medal
After clinching the 10m air rifle bronze medal along with his team members Adarsh Singh and Anish, Vijayveer Sidhu is now in action at the individual final, and is looking to add another medal to India's kitty.
11:42am: Tennis, Men's Doubles - Bopanna, Bhambri In Action
Veteran India tennis player Rohan Bopanna and his doubles partner Yuki Bhambri are in action at their second round match.
11:23am: Women's 3x3 Basketball - India Take On Uzbekistan
The Indian women's 3x3 basketball team are kickstarting their Asian games campaign with a Pool match against Uzbekistan.
11:16am: Women's Cricket, Gold Medal Match - India To Bat First
India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur is back after the two-match suspension. She wins the toss and says India will bat first. Follow the match live here.
11:15am: Women's Cricket - Bangladesh Win Bronze
Bangladesh have won bronze after defeating Pakistan comfortably in the semifinal.
10:44am: Shooting - Vijayveer Sidhu Enters 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Individual Final
The men's 25m rapid fire pistol shooter Vijayveer Sidhu, after winning bronze in the team event, has also qualified for the final of the individual event.
10:39am: Shooting - India Wins Bronze In Men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Team Event
India wins its 10th medal. The men's 25m rapid fire pistol team comprising Adarsh Singh, Anish and Vijayveer Sidhu has clinched the bronze medal, making it the shooting contingent's fifth medal so far.
10:07am: Tennis - Ankita Raina, Rutuja Bhosale Through To Pre-Quarterfinals
India's tennis players Ankita Raina and Rutuja Bhosale have easily won their respective round-two matches to enter the women's singles round of 16.
9:40am: Gymnastics - Pranati Nayak In Contention
India's Pranati Nayak is at the seventh spot overall after Subdivision 1. But she is leading the vault routine and is likely to qualify for the apparatus final.
9:23am: Shooting - Bronze For Aishwary
India's Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar ends with a bronze in the men's 10am air rifle individual final. This is his second medal so far and India's ninth in this edition.
9:21am: Shooting - Medal Assured For Aishwary Tomar
India's Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar has made the top three in the men's 10am air rifle individual final and is thus assured a medal.
9:14am: Women's Rugby Sevens - India Lose 0-15 To Singapore
The Indian rugby 7s women’s team goes down 0-15 in a Pool F match to Singapore. This is its third consecutive loss in Hangzhou.
9:10am: Shooting - India's Golden Trio Now Gunning For Individual Glory
The gold-winning Indian trio of Rudrankksh Patil, Divyansh Panwar and Asishwary Pratap Singh Tomar is now in action in the men's 10m air rifle individual final.
8:37am: Rowin - India Win Bronze In Men's Quadruple Sculls
India add their third medal of the morning, with a bronze in the the men's quadruple sculls final. The quartet of Parminder Singh, Sukhmeet Singh, Jakhar Khan and Satnam Singh have handed India another medal in rowing.
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In the Men's Quadruple Sculls event, the Indian boat, represented by the stellar team of Satnam Singh, Parminder Singh, Sukhmeet, and Jakar Khan, clinched the 🥉 with a superb timing of 6:08:61⏰
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8:28am: Swimming - Srihari Nataraj Qualifies For Men’s 50m Backstroke Final
India's Srihari Nataraj finishes third fastest in Heat 4 and is the sixth fastest overall. He thus qualifies for the final and makes it two finals in a row at Hangzhou.
7:57am: Shooting - Men's 10m Air Rifle Gold Medallists Through To Individual Final Too
All three members of India's gold medal-winning 10am air rifle team have also qualified for the 10m air rifle individual final.
7:51am: Shooting - Men's 10m Air Rifle Team Bags India's First Gold
And India have won their first gold medal of this edition.The Indian men's 10m air rifle trio of Rudrankksh Patil, Divyansh Panwar and Asishwary Pratap Singh Tomar have clinched the first position with a world record score of 1893.7.
7:47am: Rowing - Men's Four Win Bronze
The quartet of Jaswinder Singh, Bheem Singh, Punit Kumar and Ashish have won India's first medal of the day as they clinch bronze in the Men's Four final.
7:38am: Shooting - Men's 10m Air Rifle Team On Course For Medal
The Indian men's 10m air rifle trio of Rudrankksh Patil, Divyansh Panwar and Asishwary Pratap Singh Tomar is doing well in the team final and looks set to clinch a medal.
7:07am: Rowing - Pawar Finishes Fourth
India's Balraj Panwar narrowly misses a medal, as he ends in the fourth position in the men's singles sculls final.
7am: Rowing - Time For Men's Singles Sculls Final
Balraj Panwar is now in action in the men's singles sculls final. This is a medal event.
6:31am: Women's Cricket - Bangaldesh Face Pakistan For Bronze
Meanwhile, the Bangladesh women's cricket team are taking on Pakistan for the Asian Games bronze medal. You can follow the live scores here.
Below is the India-interest schedule for the day:-
Men’s 10m Air Rifle Individual Qualification & Team Final: 6:30am
Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Individual Qualification & Team Final: 6:30am
Men's 10m Air Rifle Individual Final (If qualified): 9am
Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Individual Final (If qualified): 11:30am
Men’s Singles Sculls Final: 7am
Men's Four Final: 7:40am
Men's Quadruple Final: 8:30am
Women's Eight Final: 8:50am
Gymnastics: 7:30am onwards
Judo: 7:30am to 12:30pm (First session), 1:30pm to 3:30pm (second session)
Swimming: 8:06am onwards
Women's Rugby 7s: India vs Singapore (Poll stage): 8:20am
Sailing: 8:30am onwards
India vs Uzbekistan (Women's Pool stage): 11:20am
India vs Malaysia (Men's Pool stage): 12:10pm
Women's handball: India vs Japan: 11:30am
Women's cricket: India vs Sri Lanka, Gold medal match: 11:30am
Chess: 12:30pm onwards
Women's Singles, Round 2: Ankita Raina: 7:30am
Women's Singles, Round 2: Rutuja Bhosale: 7:30am
Men's Singles, Round 2: Ramkumar Ramanathan: 7:30am
Men's Doubles, Round 2: Around 9:30am
Women's Doubles, Round 1: Around 9:30am
Women's 60-66kg: Arundhati Choudhary: 4:45pm
Men's 46-51kg: Deepak: 5:15pm
Men's 63.5-71kg: Nishant Dev: 7pm
Hello and welcome to the Asian Games 2023, Day 2 live blog. Indian action at the Hangzhou Asiad resumes soon. The 10m air rifle and 25m rapid fire pistol shooters will be the Indian athletes in action, first up.